Reward increased for info related to east Atlanta murder suspect

Reward increased in east Atlanta shooting

ATLANTA – Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information leading to the capture of the suspect in a fatal east Atlanta shooting.

The organization is now offering a $25,000 reward for information related to the homicide.

The shooting happened during the afternoon of Oct. 31 at the Alexan EAV apartments on Metropolitan Avenue SE. Police said the victim and a friend arrived at his home and found the door ajar. When he entered the apartment, he found a man inside.

The suspect shot the victim, Alex Newton, who died at the scene.

Atlanta police said a man caught in a neighbor's surveillance video is now considered a suspect in the shooting. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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